Six held with Uranium worth Rs one crore,charged with sedition

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Supaul, Feb 19 (UNI) Police today arrested six people for possessing huge amount of Uranium from near a bus-stand under Birpur police station in the district and charged with sedition.

Superintendent of Police Shyam Kumar told UNI here that acting on a tip-off police raided a hideout near the bus stand and arrested six people, including a soldier of 18th battalion of SSB, with eight pound of Uranium.

A case against all the arrested persons was registered charging them with sedition and violation of laws relating to prohibition of carriage and transportation of materials used for atomic enery.

The seized radio active metal is valued worth Rs one crore in the international market, Mr Kumar said adding that investigation was on.

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